Strategic National Energy Plan (SNEP) 2006-2020

The plan reviews the energy supply structure for Ghana and sets out the energy needs to meet development objectives.

Volume one of the SNEP covered the demand from residential; commercial & services sector; agriculture & fisheries; industry and transportation sectors. Volume two covers the supply-side: electricity; petroleum; wood fuels and renewables.

The Plan has four sectoral Annexes: Energy Demand Sectors of the Economy; Electricity Plan; Petroleum Plan; and Wood fuels & Renewables Plan.

The overall national renewable energy policy target is to attain 10% renewable energy in the national energy mix by 2020.

Quantified targets

2% biodiesel in agriculture by 2015, then 10% by 2020

Agriculture | Renewable Energy | Trajectory Target | Base year: 2015, 2020

1% solar water heater energy in hotels, restaurants, and kitchens by 2015, then 5% by 2020

Tourism | Renewable Energy | Trajectory Target | Base year: 2015, 2020

15% rural electrification by renewables by 2015, then 30% by 2020

Energy | Renewable Energy | Trajectory Target | Base year: 2015, 2020

10% energy from renewables by 2020

Energy | Renewable Energy | Base Year Target | Base year: 2020

30% renewable rural electrification by 2020

Energy | Renewable Energy | Base Year Target | Base year: 2020

20% solar energy in agriculture by 2020

Agriculture | Renewable Energy | Base Year Target | Base year: 2020

1.5:1 electricity intensity in Residential and Commercial sectors by 2020

Buildings | Energy Intensity | Intensity Target | Base year: 2020

1:1 fuel consumption per GDP growth by 2020

Energy | Energy Intensity | Intensity Target | Base year: 2020

50% reduction urban household energy intensity by 2020 against a 2006 baseline

Buildings | Energy Intensity | Intensity Target | Base year: 2006

5,000 GWH saved, then 8,000 GWH by 2015, 2020 against a 2006 baseline

Energy | Energy Efficiency | Base Year Target | Base year: 2006

50% electricity consumption reduction in military and police barracks, residential halls, and hostels of public tertiary institutions by 2015

Buildings | Energy Efficiency | Base Year Target | Base year: 2015

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